The salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$35,120|
|25th Percentile Wage||$49,660|
|50th Percentile Wage||$66,930|
|75th Percentile Wage||$94,510|
|90th Percentile Wage||$134,000|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is $134,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,120. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 281% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,670 to $85,810. The highest paying state for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is California with a median annual salary of $85,810. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,670. For more salary information of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
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